TWO men have been jailed for a street attack that left a man with a broken jaw.

A court heard that the “disgraceful and nasty” incident was carried out after a rowdy house party.

Asif Mahmood, 23, of Hawk Street, Burnley, was jailed for 34 months. He admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, and another offence of unlawful woun-ding.

Shaun Waring, 19, of Latham Street, Burnley, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm, and also burglary. He was sentenced to two years and four months in total. The violence against George Riley – Waring’s cousin – happened in July last year.

At Preston Crown Court Nigel Booth, prosecuting, said several house parties were taking place in the Pheasantford Street area, where music was playing and people were out on the street.

He said that an argument arose and this resulted in Mahmood banging Mr Riley’s head into someone else’s head. When Mr Riley complained, Mahmood twice hit him to the side of the face, making him dizzy. At this point, Waring got involved, punching Mr Riley twice and kicking him as well.

Mahmood struck Mr Riley a couple more times, while Waring headbutted him on the nose. In hospital, Mr Riley needed surgery to have a metal plate and four screws inserted.

The burglary offence against Waring involved an address in Ormerod Road, where he took an Ipod and Play Station. The wounding offence against Mahmood involved a girl who was pushed, causing her to bang her face and head against a door.

Mr Martin Hackett, for Mahmood, said: “It was a disgraceful and possibly even a nasty incident. The defendant’s involvement was limited to punching. He did not kick him.”

Counsel for Waring said he knew that what happened had been a “disgusting display of violence”.

The judge, Recorder Dennis Watson, told the pair: “I regard that joint attack by you upon Mr Riley as a very serious matter indeed.”